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Sunday, July 3, 2011

USS Laffey

Many have asked why I post about her. The answer is simple. I visited her several years ago. I was impressed by the story of her. The most devastating Kamikaze attack on a single ship ever. She served a long time. She was in good shape cosmetically. I came to know that was because of the "work parties", veterans that volunteer to clean, paint, and maintain her to this day. I joined the Association.

I have conversed with Ari and others who served on her.   I am humbled to be in the presence of these Men, even on this electronic media.


  1. Hats off to those men. They fought a hell of a war.

  2. Wow!

    Have a wonderful Independence Day!

  3. I've visited her also, and she is in outstanding condition, thanks to all those in the association!

  4. @ 45er- Yest they did!

    @ Brooke- I hope you did, I had a wonderful Fourth!

    @NFO- Yes, even though she is not at PP right now, they are trying to arrange a work detail!